Mentorship & Self-Directed Learning Plans
We believe that we create our best selves. We can guide you, but ultimately it is up to you to decide how to grow into the physician you want to be. Our program favors those with an internal locus of control who believe this to be true.
At the beginning of residency training, you will develop a personalized learning plan—a collection of goals you would like to accomplish by the end of training.
The Department of Medicine now has almost 300 members, any one of which could serve as an excellent mentor. Specific examples of mentorship include your TRAC mentor, your Academic Half Day learning community mentor, and your Learning Pathway mentor.
You will develop meaningful relationships with these faculty members throughout training to help you achieve your goals, and you will also meet with the program director and associate program directors regularly to make sure you are on the right path.
We have developed a goal setting/mentorship/self assessment tool to help residents plan for their futures. This comprehensive approach puts together your plan for personal resilience, your study plan, you career path plan, your research plan, your accreditation progress, your assessment scores, your testing scores, your self assessment, and your personal goals.
To see an example of this tool click here: We Create Our Best Selves.2016.